Sunday, July 30, 2006
Posted by Allison Burnett at 8:00 PM
Monday, July 24, 2006
I'm trying to stay positive, but it's getting increasingly difficult! Josh will be coming home in October and I get to keep him for a whole month, but after that he has to go back to Germany and may have to stay until June. JUNE!!! AHHHH!!!
So, we're looking at other options right now. I think we've agreed that switching his job would be a good idea. If he switches MOS's he'll actually make it home sometime around March, he'd actually get promoted, and we may even get to stay in San Antonio. Granted, I'm not that keen on this place, but I would certainly welcome the ease and stability of him getting stationed out here. I've got family and friends out here already and I don't want to leave them so that would be nice. Also if he goes into Military Intelligence he wouldn't get deployed for an entire year again. They typically only go for 6 months at a time. 6 months still sucks, but it's definitely better than another year of this crap.
So, that's where we are right now. Still waiting. Still trying to somehow have control where we think we can only to have our plans completely smashed by Uncle Sam and his evil minions. Stupid Bush administration.
Posted by Allison Burnett at 9:45 PM
Saturday, July 15, 2006
Oh, and I am planning an awesome roadtrip for us to take in November up to Kansas. The drive is 13 hours and is possible in one day, but we're taking 2 days. I've picked out at least one attraction for each of us per stop and we're making a total of 3 stops from here to there. Gardens for me, Museums for Josh... all the restaurants, the hotel. I've got it all planned out. I can't wait :) Yeah... bathtime.
Posted by Allison Burnett at 9:31 PM
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
I just had to tell everyone about all the plans I am making for Noah's Home Preschool. I want to have a "color week" where every day of the week we focus on one color, Sunday we go over the whole rainbow.
Let's take Monday, "Red Day" for example. We will color and paint in red. We will make red playdoh or something. We will have red themed lunch. We will take a trip and find all red things and take a picture of each with a little disposable camera, take the camera to one hour photo while enjoying some ice cream. Then we'll come home and scrapbook the pictures and write what everything is. Stop signs, Firetruck, fire hydrant, stop light... all the common red things.
Another week will be animals, another trees, bugs. Maybe not all will be picture scavenger hunts, but I like the theme idea. We can even go to the library and find books on the topics. I can't wait. Just thought I'd share.
Posted by Allison Burnett at 7:08 PM
Monday, July 10, 2006
Posted by Allison Burnett at 10:43 PM
Sunday, July 09, 2006
Noah and I went to the Chinese Tea Gardens today. They're being renovated so there's no water under the bridges right now, but it was still very pretty... and very hot :P
We got home just in time for dinner. Josh had a day off so I set the laptop up in the dining room and he watched Noah and I make dinner. Then he watched me do the dishes and sort some laundry. He had missed all that normal household stuff. My poor baby... I miss his help too.
Posted by Allison Burnett at 10:40 PM
This park is far from the house, but it's so worth the drive. They've got this huge playground and the thing behind us in the photo is just a building they turned into a playground, ramps and ladders and tunnels and steps everywhere. The perfect "hide and go seek" spot.
That's Jennifer in the background. Noah loved these tunnels. He also loved climbing the ladders, which sorta made me nervous to let him do on his own. He had to really work hard, but he climbed every ladder by himself.
We brought some ritz crackers to feed to the crazy ducks there. This park is right behind the zoo and I think maybe some of the zoo animals escaped and started cross breeding or something. This one looks like a cross between a goose and a rooster.
COME BACK TO ME DUCKS! He was chasing them all over the place. We finally got home at 9:00. Texas in the summer is nice at times. It wasn't even dark at 8:30!
So anyway, that was our day yesterday. We had a pretty fun time. Jennifer and I got a great workout just by playing. I think that will be my exercise method of choice from now on. :)
Posted by Allison Burnett at 11:49 AM
Friday, July 07, 2006
Posted by Allison Burnett at 9:53 PM
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Maybe we were too young
Goodbye, I've gotta go
I can hear the baby waking up
Got to get back to the life I know
I should have never believed him
Maybe I should just leave him
Maybe I'm not but you're all I got left to believe in
Don't give up on me
I'm about to come alive
And I know that it's been hard
And it's been a long time coming
Don't give up on me
I'm about to come alive
No one thought I was good enough for you
Except for you
Don't let them be right
After all that we've been through
'Cause somewhere over that rainbow
There's a place for me
A place with you
In every frame upon our wall
Lies a face that's seen it all
Through ups and downs and then more downs
We helped each other off of the ground
No one knows what we've been through
Making it ain't making it without you
Posted by Allison Burnett at 10:54 PM
Monday, July 03, 2006
Posted by Allison Burnett at 11:24 PM
Yeah sure "bufferies" is a word (as in buff). Noah and I powerwalked to the playground today and did some pullups and push ups. I was surprised at how strong he is already. I let him hang for a while on his own and he was trying to pull himself up. So then I held his legs and he did about 5 pullups. I was doing push ups and he plopped next to me and basically did the worm haha. He was climbing ladders on his own, tried to climb the fireman's pole. When I helped him it was like it came natural, he did hand over hand, wrapped his feet around. He was amazing me today. I didn't bring my camera with me, but I will next time! Here's a pic anyways :)
Posted by Allison Burnett at 9:26 PM
Sunday, July 02, 2006
Then we all went on a walk in the rich people neighborhood and almost got locked in.
Posted by Allison Burnett at 9:42 PM